Mary Wilbanks, NWS

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Mary is represented

Spencer Gallery, Charleston, SC

Envision Gallery, El Prado ,



I grew up near the ocean and have lived and visited many places. My drawing began at an early age, around the edges of my homework papers.

Throughout my life I've experienced intense emotions in different places at a particular time. My attraction to ruins, rock formations, caverns and caves has continued for many years. On some of these occasions I've sketched, and at other times I have been still and absorbed the feeling of that place. My intention in my current work is to capture and communicate those feelings to the viewer.




Recent and coming Exhibitions:

Mary will have an exhibit of of paintings, along with the constructions of Janet Ruffin, titled, Then and Now

When: Opening Reception is June 6th, 2015, 6-8

Where: Mossrock Studio and Gallery, 26002 Oakridge Dr, Spring, TX.

This will be a show of Mary's oil and acrylic paintings along with mixed media constructions by Janet Ruffin. Mossrock Studio is located off Rayford Sawdust Rd., the 1st Woodlands exit when coming from town. Phone number 281-684-4411. The work will be there until June 30.

Layered Meanings: The Paintings of Mary  Wilbanks, an Exhibition at Spencer Gallery, opening November 7, 2014

"Layered Meanings: The Art of Mary Wilbanks" a book was published December 2014.

Another New Mexico trip is planned in the Spring of 2015, her 17th trip to Chaco Canyon, a very important place for Mary.

.A retrospective exhibition of Mary's work from the last 30 years was presented at Envision Gallery, Taos (El Prado) on October 6, 2013.


Workshops and demos:

WASH Workshop: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 27 - 29th, 9:30 - 3:30. No one suddenly springs out of bed one day and becomes an artist - either traditional or non-objective! It takes time, work, guidance and inspiration. Mary, a National Watercolor Society member, will discuss design, color, developing interests and habits that result in good paintings. She will give suggestions, direction and guidance. There will be information on how to successfully enter a show, propose a show, approach a gallery and develop a relationship with that gallery, all while continuing to paint and grow. Bring paintings that you have started or begin new ones. Each student will have times to work as well as gain new insights. All levels.The cost is $150.00. Please call Martin at WASH to sign up or go to

August 3rd Open Studio at Mary Wilbanks Studio in Spring is currently full, email Mary at to get on the waiting list.

For more information on Paintings and workshops call me at 281-370-7879. or write


Empty Spaces Sacred Places



Mary teaching at an SLMM painting workshop in Albuquerque, NM, "Talented students and great weather, a very welcoming place."









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